Monday, July 2, 2018

One of the VICKERS Families of Dublin


James VICKERS, who resided in Dublin from about 1676 until his death in 1705, was, I believe, my ancestor.
And this James VICKERS was, at the same time, both my great-times-six AND my great-times-seven grandfather! This curiosity came about by virtue of a marriage between once-removed cousins  - my great-great-grand-parents, John PIGOTT and Elizabeth MAGUIRE, were married in Dublin in 1824 (their mothers were both born Mary VICKERS, and they were aunt and niece respectively - see below).
James's details appear later in this article. See [D] below.

William Jackson PIGOTT, of Dundrum, County Down, was a keen family historian (he died in 1921, and was a first cousin of my great-grandfather Rev Henry Robert PIGOTT), and in a cover note to the DIXON Papers [MS 8522, Genealogical Office, Kildare Street, Dublin], dated May 1911, W.J.P. had this to say about our VICKERS ancestry:
"I was under the impression that our VICKERS were a different clan from the VICARS of Levally, Queen's County, but I now believe they are all of the same descent - i.e. from Don Vicaro, the Spanish Cavalier who came over with Queen Catherine of Aragon, as nearly all the branches bore a cross on their shields."
Despite attempts by some family historians (including W.J.P.) to connect him to the descent of this Spaniard Don VICARO, our James probably instead came from a long line of English stock.

In 1970, the Honourable Guy STRUTT, reporting on the extensive research that had been conducted by Sir Arthur VICARS (born 1862), Ulster King of Arms, into his own VICARS family origins [Irish Ancestor, Number 2, 1970, at pages 90-102], noted that:
"... outside Leix and Carlow, two families of the name are found in Ireland, one in County Wicklow, the other Merchants in Dublin. Both these nearly always spelt the name VICKERS; they appear to be unrelated to one another, or to the family of the present article, and descended from seventeenth century settlers."
STRUTT also made mention of:
"James VICKERS of Paris, France, married Margaret, and had a son Laurence baptized there 9 August 1703. He may be identical with James VICKERS, a merchant factor in Dublin, mentioned in a Chancery Bill, CLAPHAM v. VICKERS, 19 May 1683."
Whilst I believe these two were not one and the same person, the second does put his hand up to be "our" James.

STRUTT further noted that the name VICKERS appears in several parts of England at Tudor times and earlier, including London; that it was most common in County Cumberland, especially at Eskdale; and concluded that the Irish family "... probably emigrated from this region, but a brief search has shown no precise origin."
But, of the supposed Spanish descent, he observed that:
"... Sir Arthur attempted to check this very implausible story in Spain, without result."

But before we head for Dublin, we might canvas some possible (perhaps even likely) origins for James VICKERS in England, beginning not in Eskdale (where I also can find no direct links), but in the City of London, and about the 1530's, during the reign of Henry VIII (and when Catherine of Aragon's Spanish retinue may indeed have included one Don Vicaro, who is said to have had a son named Henry, who in turn is said to have had a son named William).


William VICKERS, probably born in the 1530's, or earlier (and before the existence of parish registers, which were introduced after Henry VIII made himself head of the Church in England).
William was a Citizen and Girdler of London (although his name does not appear on the website, which does now include the Girdlers Company records); he was buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 April 1586; his will, dated 7 March Eliz xxviii, was proved P.C.C., 23 July 1586, requesting that he be buried near his three wives, naming his son John VICARES as his executor (and an afterthought bequest of £40), and with bequests to his younger children Rebecca, Ellen, Marryan, William, Samuel and Mary (all under age, with £20 each), to Jane VICKERS (a daughter of his brother Edward VICKERS), to Joan WILSON his daughter-in-law (or probably his step-daughter), and to his sister Ellen TURNER.

William VICKERS was married firstly, in or before 1559 (details of this first marriage have not yet been established, and probably will never be, as not all parish registers were copied out onto vellum as had been decreed early in Queen Elizabeth's reign); there was issue of it:

1. Frauncis VICARS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 October 1559; as VICKERS, he was buried there, 11 January 1575.

2. Anne VICARS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 7 April 1562; as VICKERS, she was buried there, 2 August 1564.

2. John VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 3 September 1564. See [A] below.

3. Emme VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 22 November 1566.

4. Elyzabeth VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 4 June 1568; buried there, 1 May 1571.

William was married secondly, at Christ Church, Newgate, 6 October 1573, to Joane WILSON, evidently a widow; she was buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 2 August 1754, having had earlier WILSON issue, but evidently without further issue by William VICKERS.

William was married thirdly, at Christ Church, Newgate, 27 May 1575, to Elizabeth [blank] (as recorded in the published Register); she was probably buried at Christ Church, Newgate, 20 February 1584-85; by her he had further issue:

5. Rebecca VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 5 August 1575, father a Girdeler; named in her father's will, 1586, under age; named as Rebecca WALFORD, Widow, in her older half-brother John VICKERS' will, 1633.

6. Ellyn VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 14 October 1576.

7. William VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate,16 April 1581; named in his older half-brother John VICKERS' will, 1633; he was probably the William VICKERS who was the factor in Russia for the Muscovy Company, 1635-36, when he was robbed of 818 rubles in Moscow.

8. Danyell VICKERS, baptized at Christ Church, Newgate, 2 December 1582.


[A] John VICKERS was born in London in 1564 (see above); BOYD's Index [London Families] did query whether he was the John baptised at Christ Church, Newgate, 3 September 1564, son of William VICKERS, Citizen and Girdler of London (I now do believe that he was).

John was aged 17 when he was admitted as a Plebeian to Broadgates Hall, Oxford University, 24 November 1581 (neither his birthplace nor his father's name were recorded in the admission register) [Alumni Oxonienses]; he was awarded his B.A., 20 February 1583-84, and his M.A., 5 July 1587; he was named in his father's will, 1586; he was the Rector of St Augustine's-at-the-gate, near St Paul's, London, from late 1600 [Alumni Oxonienses], and his very neat handwriting adorned the parish register from very early 1601; he was still the Rector of St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, in 1621, when he baptized his grandson John VICKERS (see below); the last baptism in his hand-writing in the St Augustine's register was dated 17 March 1632-33, and he was superseded by the new Rector, Ephraim UDALL, by 31 March 1633.
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The mediaeval church of St Augustine's parish stood just east of St Paul's Cathedral churchyard, on the north-eastern corner of Watling Street and The Old Exchange. First recorded in the 12th century, it was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666; rebuilt by Sir Christopher WREN, it was destroyed by enemy bombing during World War 2.

[The parish of St Augustine's is numbered 36. The site of the church would appear to be immediately to the left of the figure 36. Image courtesy of the Genuki web-site.]
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John VICKERS died in September 1633, and was buried at St Augustine's on 19 September, as "...parson of St Augustine's," inside the church at the upper end of the chancel (according to the will of his son James - see below).
However, John's will was dated 8 November 1633, with a codicil dated Monday 11 November, and this conflicts with the burial date (the sequence of dates in the Probate grant suggests that the error may have been in the St Augustine's Register); it was proved P.C.C., 23 November 1633 [TNA PROB 11/164/650], naming his son James VICKERS, his two married daughters Eleanor DAVIS and Damaris TICKNOR, his un-named grandchildren, his brother William VICKERS (he may have been the factor in Russia for the Muscovy Company who was robbed of 818 rubles in Moscow in 1635-36), his (? two) sisters Rebecca WALFORD, Widow, and Marie WALFORD, and his cousin John GREENE of Bilton, Warwickshire (and his daughter Marie GREENE).

John VICKERS, a Clerk, was licensed on 2 February 1589-90 to marry Agnes FESSE [Alumni Oxonienses], the ceremony taking place at St Botolph's, Aldgate, London, on 10 February 1589-90 [Parish Register entry], her surname being rendered as FESSEY; this may not have been his first marriage.

John and Agnes had issue, probably with older children born before 1600:

1. James VICKERS; named in his father's will, 1633. See [B] below.

?  Possible other issue born 1591-99 (although none appear to have survived).

2. Ellenore VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, 3 February 1604; she was named in her father's will, 1633, as the wife of Marke DAVIS, with £250 over and above what she already had at her marriage.

3. Damaris VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, 11 May 1606; she was named in her father's will, 1633, as the wife of Thomas TICKNOR, with £250 over and above what she already had at her marriage; she was married at St Thomas the Apostle, London, by license of the Bishop of London, dated 25 February 1624-25, to Thomas TICKNOR, Grocer.

4. Lucye VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, 30 August 1607; buried 7 September 1607; infant.

The dates are almost too tight, but the Rev John VICKERS did have a son James, and he appears to have been born about the time of the 1590 marriage, or perhaps shortly before and perhaps therefore by an earlier marriage - James did mention in his 1657 will that his (un-named) father had been buried at St Augustine's before him (along with three of  James's children), and John's 1633 burial appears to be the only other VICKERS burial there which falls within the relevant time frame, and all of this is effectively confirmed by Rev John's will.


[B] James VICKERS (alias VICARS or VICCARS) was born between October 1588 and October 1589 [according to the age he recorded in his own will]; a Merchant Taylor in London; he spent some time in his younger days with the Muscovy Company of English Merchant Adventurers in Russia, probably under the watchful eye of his uncle William VICKERS (who was in Moscow in 1635-36, as factor for the said Muscovy Company); James was residing in the parish of St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, in 1620 [marriage registration]; he removed to the parish of St Lawrence Jewry, London, sometime after 1624 and prior to 1631 [from children's baptismal details]; on 29 April 1629, one HOPKINS "... and James VICKERS, Muscovia Merchant," sought permission to ship "... a hundred broadcloths dressed and dyed" for Muscovia, which permission was granted subject to "... all the Customs and Duties formerly accustomed to be paid" [Acts of the Privy Council, July 1628 - April 1629, page 417]; James VICKERS, Merchant Taylor of London, was named in a Final Concord and Counterpart concerning a number of members of the HARTE family, dated 1636, with a Bond to him from Sir Henry HARTE for the payment of £51 [TNA Index - Norfolk Record Office, WLS/VIII/3/408x5]; James took up residence in a tenement known as Goodriche's alias Symond's, in Bear Street, Fulham, in 1640, previously the residence of Dr Richard HART [see "Fulham, Old and New," by Charles James FÈRET, Volume II, London, 1900, page 89]; James was an Alderman of the City of London, sworn 5 June 1649, for the Castle Baynard Ward, having been nominated by Aldermen ANDREWES (the Lord Mayor), Sir J. WOLLASTON and Robert SMITH.

James VICKERS was buried at St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, 6 November 1657; he made his will, dated 8 October 1657, then aged 68, and named his wife Mary and son-in-law Nicholas THURMAN as joint executors, made bequests to sons Edward (then in Lisbon) and William (then under age, apprenticed in Cheapside), and his daughters THERMAN and Anne (wife of "... that wicked and ungodly John HACKETT of London, Dyer"), and then proceeded to rail against his profligate eldest son John VICKERS, who had been sent down from Cambridge University, and had then been set up by his father in business in Russia in about 1638-39, where he had spent the money and married against his father's wishes, to one Margerie OSBORNE, the daughter of a factor there, and by whom he had several sons, before bringing them all back to England in about 1642-43, and had then been set up again with a house in Fulham (see the will transcript below); James requested to be buried in the upper end of the chancel in the church of St Austin's (sic), Watling Street, London, "... near the bodies of my father and three children" [Fulham, Old and New, by C. J. FÈRET, Op. Cit.].
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James's will is, in my view, quite extra-ordinary, and warrants my recording here of the full FÈRET transcription, given the wealth of genealogical detail it contains, some of which (like the vital events in Russia) is unlikely to be verifiable now from any other source:
     "I, James VICKERS, late Alderman of London, now living in Fulham in the county of Middlesex, being 68 years, this 8th of October 1657. To Mary my wife £3,000 and my house and furniture for life. Remainder to my sons Edward and William VICKERS. To my son Edward, now in Lisbon, £700 besides £700 which he has already. To my younger son William, now apprentice in Cheapside with Master BIDAUGHT and Master BERKNITTE (sic), £1,800 to be paid to him at his coming out of his tyme, provided that he hath the report of his Masters as a good Husband and noe waster. But if it shall happen that he shall prove prodigall and a spendthrift, then I order him but £1,300. To my daughter THERMAN besides what she has already for her wedding portion, £800.
     "Whereas I did some eight years past bestow my daughter Ann unto a wicked and ungodly wretch John HACKETT of London, Dyer, son and heir of Richard HACKETT of Dytton in county Surrey, Esq, in marriage, giving her for a portion £1,500 in ready money and £200 laid out for cloaths and other expenses, upon agreement and covenants that the said Richard HACKETT should settle upon his son John HACKET and upon my daughter Ann HACKETT and their heirs, £300 per annum and £150 per annum jointure, which was perfected, the money paid, and the marriage solemnized. Now, so it hap'ned that after he had three boys living by her, and he through his Lewd Courses became ingaged for divers great summes for her father and his father for him, and had wasted all, and came to me and complained he was worth nothing (which I admired at); and suddenly after, his father and he wickedly joynes and cut offe the entailment of £300 a year settled on my grandchildren and paid the debts with it soe far as it would goe, and afterwards sent my daughter and her four children home to me with a Bed scarce to lye on, and his father denying to allow more than 2 pence maintenance, whoe had gone beyond them for their whole estate. And for his sonne my daughter's husband, he is gone away from her for Ireland, and there, for aught I know, means to reside. Now for my poor daughter whoe hath nothing to help her except my Bountie towards her may starve, she and hers I do order and bequeath that my loving wife will continue her with her.
     "Whereas it pleased God to give me my eldest son John VICKERS, whom I bredd att Cambridge Bac. in Arts, whoe himself very prodigally stubborne and profuse soe high that the University could not endure it; and coming home to me, upon his submission which he promised should be faithful and fervent, I bound him apprentice unto me in trade a Merchant into Rushia, which was my former life. And upon his faithful promise I sent him over sea with a stock to the value of between £2,000 and £3,000, hoping he would have proved a great match; but it so happened, being not long settled in Russia, with my estate to the value of £1,300, he, contrary to his protestations and duty to God and his father, entered into a marriage without my privitie unto a factor's daughter there, one Margery OSBORNE, though I earnestly writt and sent unto him to the contrary, yet he disobediently went on, married and begot boyes; and afterward with weeping teares came over to England with his wife and children (the third tyme) and submitted himself unto me, whoe had spent me there in Russia the summe of fifteen hundred pounds at least, in the space of 3 or 4 yeres; since his coming over, being reconciled with him upon his great protestations, I tooke a house and warehouse for him, with a stock of one thousand pounds to trade in Russia, where he had been bredd, which he quickly through his great ill husbandry and laziness wasted all, and fell to worse courses, being disobedient to me, and not seeing my face in three yeres space, but shifting and gitting into his hands what he could of mine, it being my owne estate, which I hear he challenges as his owne, and hath compounded for a quantitie the partys that it was none of mine, and soe hath taken less than half the debt discharging the parties and hath sent me in word that he will doe with a debt of £5,000 which is owing to me of a nobleman; being formerly taken in name as my eldest sonne, and God forgive me for his great disobedience. Now this I sett down largely in my will to let the world take notice that upon my reputation, and in the presence of God, I speak it. That since he came down from the University of Cambridge he hath laid out of my purse one time or another above £4,000 besides what he intend to have out of my £5.000 debt, which shall not trouble me, in regard he is my sonne, hopeing he will prove better after my decease. Soe now to my will, what I give him, viz, first, I require of him a general release from the beginning of the world to 1 October 1656, and if he refuse I give him £100, and soe farewell, praying God to give him better grace; but if he doe consent, then I give hin 2 leases of certain lodgings in Bridewell Lane..." [FÈRET ended this part of his transcript with "etc."]
     "My wife sole executrix, and my son-in-law Nicholas THURMAN shall be my executor. I give unto the writer of this my last will and testament, John GEE, parish clerk, of Fulham, 40 shillings. My corps to be buried at St Austins (sic) Watling Street, London, at the upper end of the chancel, near the bodies of my father and three children. I order and will that Master Matthew FOWLER, now preacher of Hammersmith, doe preach my funeral sermon, and doe bury my body after a Christian-like and decent burial, and give Christianly Exhortation to the Auditorie."
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James VICARS, then of the parish St Augustine's, London, Merchant Taylor, was married at St Martin-in-the-Fields, by License of the Bishop of London, dated 19 September 1620, to Mary TIRRELL, of the parish of St Dunstan's in the West, London, Spinster, (baptised at St Dunstan's in the West, 28 March 1602, a daughter of Edward TYRRELL of London, Baker, who was deceased before 1620, by his wife Katherine SMYTHIE); Mary survived James, and continued to dwell in the family residence in Church Row, Fulham; she died in 1673; the will of Mary VICKERS, Widow, of Fulham, dated 6 April 1671, codicil dated 13 August 1673, was proved P.C.C., 6 September 1673, naming her late husband James VICKERS, daughters Ann HACKETT and Elizabeth THURMAN, sister Margaret STRANGE, cousin Katherine WILSON, sons John, Edward and William, daughters-in-law Margery, Abigail and Letitia, and her nineteen grandchildren.

James and Mary had issue:

1. John VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, 5 or 10 July 1621 (mother Marye), by John VICKERS, Rector. See [C] below.

2. James VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, Watling Street, 8 January 1622 (mother Marye), by John VICKERS, Rector; buried there 12 September 1633 (the third of three such burials mentioned in his father's will), by Ephraim UDALL, Rector, as "... the son of James VICKERS and Marye his wife."

3. Annah VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine's, 30 January 1624-25 (mother Marie), by John VICKERS, Rector; she died at St Lawrence Jewry, and was buried at St Augustine's, 20 February 1630-31, by John VICKERS, Rector (the first of three such child burials mentioned in her father's will).

4. Edward VICKERS; probably admitted to the Merchant Taylor's School, London, 11 September 1642; named in his father's will, 1657, then residing in Lisbon; one of the twenty four assistants who governed the Muscovy Company of Merchant Adventurers, 1672; of Colchester, County Essex, 1684, Merchant, when he surrendered his late father's property in Fulham to Walter THOMAS, Clerk; his will, proved P.C.C., 22 August 1688; he was married to Abigail (-?-); she was named in her mother-in-law's will, 1671; she evidently died before Edward; they had issue:
     a. Rebecca VICKERS; named in her grandmother's will, 1671; named in her father's will, 1688.
     b. Abigail VICKERS; ditto 1671 and 1688.
     c. Elizabeth VICKERS; ditto 1671 and 1688.

5. Anne VICKERS, baptized at St Augustine, Watling Street, 30 January 1624 (mother Marie); she was married about 1648, to John HACKETT, of London, Dyer, the son an heir of Richard HACKETT of Dytton, County Surrey, Esq; they had issue:
     a. Richard HACKETT; named in his grandmother's will, 1671.
     b. James HACKETT; ditto.
     c. John HACKETT; ditto.
     d. Edward HACKETT; ditto.
     e. Thomas HACKETT; ditto.
     f. William HACKETT; ditto.
     g. Benjamin HACKETT; ditto.

6. Marie VICKERS, baptized at St Lawrence Old Jewry, 1 April 1630, as VIKARS; died at St Lawrence Jewry, and buried at St Augustine's, 17 January 1631-32, by John VICKERS, Rector (the second of three such child burials mentioned in her father's will).

7. Elizabeth VICKERS; she was married before 1657 to Nicholas THURMAN; he was named as an executor of his father-in-law's will, 1657; hey had issue:
     a. Mary THURMAN, born in London, 10 June 1659, and baptized at St Mary Woolnoth, London, 21 June; she was named in her grandmother's will, 1671.
     b. Elizabeth THURMAN; she was named in her grandmother's will, 1671.

8. William VICKERS, baptized at St Lawrence Old Jewry, 20 March 1635-36, as VICKARS; he was apprenticed in 1651, "... son of James VICARS of Fulham, Esq," for 8 years from last midsummer, to Peter BERKENHEAD, Master, Mercer's Company []; named in his father's will, 1657, then under age; he was married to Letitia (-?-); she was mentioned in her mother-in-law's will, 1671; they had issue:
     a. James VICKERS; named in his grandmother's will, 1671.
     b. Elizabeth VICKERS; ditto.
     c. Mary VICKERS; ditto.
     d. Peter VICKERS; ditto.

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An older James VICCARS was married at St Botolph's, Aldgate, London, 23 February 1607(-08?), to Mary BARBOUR; they probably had issue:
1. John VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, Watling Street, London, 23 October 1608.
2. Edward VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, 10 September 1609.
3. John VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, 23 December 1610.
4. Mary VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, 17 November 1611.
5. Ellenore VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, 15 November 1612
6. James VICCARS, baptized at St Augustine's, 5 June 1614; buried 9 December 1615.

Given that the Rector of St Augustine's was John VICKERS (see above), it is evident that he had a full comprehension of the very consistent spellings he used in his register, indicating that, despite some common given names, the VICKERS and the VICCARS families were probably unrelated.


[C] John VICKERS, born in London in 1621; said to been educated at Mercer's School (but his name does not appear in the Student Register); he was admitted as a Pensioner, Christ's College, Cambridge, 24 June 1638, aged 17, but was evidently sent down for his "... prodigal, stubborn and profuse" behavior; his father set him up in business in Russia, probably under the auspices of the Muscovy Company of Merchant Adventurers, where he married and had several children before returning to England; he was after of Fulham, County Middlesex, and resided at his father's former house, Goodriche's, in Church Row [PERET, Op. cit., paged 138]; he was bequeathed, on condition, two leases of certain houses in Bridewell Lane, Fulham, in his father's will, 1657; of London, Merchant, 12 February 1659, when he was complainant in a court action, for himself and his three children (John, James Mary VICCARS) v. Nicholas THURMAN and Mary VICCARS, concerning legacies payable from personal estate of James VICCARS, late Alderman of London, deceased [TNA C 78/702 number 15].

John VICKERS died in 1672, according to an item concerning his son, then on service in Bengal with the Hon East India Company [Notes and Queries, 27 January 1917, page 81].

John was married in Russia, about 1640, evidently under the age 21 and without his father's blessing, to Margerie OSBORNE (the daughter of an English factor there, probably John OSBORNE, a servant of the Muscovy Company, with a lease on a lucrative caviar farm); Margerie survived her husband, but her death details have not yet been determined.

John and Margerie had issue:

1. John VICKERS, born about 1641, evidently in Russia; appointed Writer in the service of the Hon. East India Company, 18 October 1667, at a salary of £5 per annum for five years; he sailed to India as Factor (at a salary of £20 per annum) on the ship Blackamore (Capt PRICE) in January 1668, arriving at Madras, 8 September 1668, together with Richard EDWARDS [see his Correspondence, published in Notes and Queries, 12th Series, Volume III, on and after 6 January 1917] and John SMITH; on arrival at Fort St George, he was ordered to proceed to Bengal, where he was employed at Balasor; in 1672 he was sent to Dacca to collect evidence against John SMITH, Chief of that factory, who was then under suspicion of cheating the Company; VICKERS officiated there for a few months as Second, then, for want of his health, he obtained permission to return to England; he died on the homeward voyage; by his will, made on board ship and dated 19 April 1673, he bequeathed his property to his mother Margerie, his brother James (or Jacob), and his sister Mary; administration was granted to Jacob VICKERS on 19 September 1673 [Notes and Queries, 27 January 1917, page 81]; his will, proved P.C.C. 19 September 1673, with bequests of £200 to "... my mother Margerie VICKERS," £300 to "... my brother James VICKERS," with minor bequests to named friends, and the residue to "... my sister Mary VICKERS."

2. James (or Jacob) VICKERS, born about 1642, probably in Russia; he was aged 13 in 1657, when he and his grandmother "... were admitted to the house in Church Row" in Fulham, which had been his late grandfather's residence [FERET, Op. Cit, page 138]; he was named in his brother John's will, 1672, and was granted administration of it in 1673; in 1674, he disposed of his father's two leases in Fulham; also in 1674, ".. of London, Merchant," when he "... surrendered his messuage in Fulham to John HALL, citizen of London" [FERET, Ibidem] - perhaps the one part of his two leases.
James VICKERS (not assuredly, but quite possibly our James) was married at Holy Trinity, Knightsbridge, Dublin, 1 September 1674, to Mary SWAN; they probably had issue:
     a. Mary VICKERS, baptised at St Margaret's, Westminster, 7 April 1675.
James does not appear to have left any further trace in England.
This is possibly the (Captain) James VICKERS who went to Dublin about 1676 (and, of particular interest, with an eldest daughter names Margaret alias Margery). See [D] next below.

3. Mary VICKERS; she was named in her grandmother's will, 1671; she was also named in her brother John's will, 1673, with the residue of his estate.
The connection between the foregoing James VICKERS and the next is speculative. The dates fit; the names fit; but neither of these coincidences constitute conclusive evidence.
I do not yet claim this connection to be proven; I will not until some conclusive evidence is found.
But, in the likelihood that none will be found, and after the fashion of Irish best-fit speculation, I do happen to think that the connection is more than just a mere possibility.


[D] Captain James VICKERS of Dublin; he was born about the 1640's, probably in England, or perhaps even in Russia (see above).

He was a Merchant in Dublin, and probably from as early as 1676; he was probably the "... James VICKERS, a merchant factor in Dublin, mentioned in a Chancery Bill, CLAPHAM v. VICKERS, 19 May 1683" [Hon Guy STRUTT, Irish Ancestor, Number 2, 1970, at pages 90-102].
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It appears very likely that he was the James VICKERS who was manager of the Packet boats employed between England and Ireland for delivery of the Royal Mails, under a contract signed in 1689 by the Post Masters General, for maintaining three vessels, at £450 per annum salary.
These were tricky times, as the Irish Parliament was then of Jacobite persuasion, until after the Battle of the Boyne (1690) saw the deposed King James going into his final exile in France; although his supporters would continued to harass English maritime interests, and in the Irish Sea.

On 25 July 1692, one of VICKERS' boats, the Grace, Dogger, 70 tons, was "... in Dublin Bay waiting until the tide would take him over the bar, was seized by a French Privateer, the captain of which stripped the Grace Dogger of her rigging, sails, spars and yards, and of all the furniture wherewith she had been provide for the due accommodation of passengers, leaving not so much as a spoon or a nail-hook to hang anything on, and finally ransomed her to the aforesaid VICKERS for fifty guineas" [The Life of Sir Rowland HILL, and History of the Penny Postage, by HILL and his nephew, Volume II, London, 1880, page 312].
In his report for the Post Masters General, a Mr SCUDAMORE wrote of these trials and tribulations - "The packets in those times, when war raged for so many years, and when every sea was covered with French privateers, gave our Post Masters General very great and constant anxiety. Their orders to the captains of such vessels are urgent, that they shall run while they can, fight when they can no longer run, and throw the mails overboard when fighting will no longer avail..." [HILL, Ibidem].

VICKERS further petitioned the Postmasters General on 26 July 1693, claiming that a promise, to augment the salary by £50 per annum when the Dublin service had been reduced, had not been paid [Calendar of Treasury Papers].

J.C. HEMMEON, in his "The History of the British Post Office" [Harvard University, Cambridge, 1912, Chapter VII, at page 109 et seq.], noted that:
"In 1653, the Council of State gave orders for the revival of the old packet service between Milford and Waterford. At the same time, Chester was substituted for Portinllain (in Carnarvon) as the point of departure on the English side, and mails were carried weekly between the Milford and Chester packets..."

In 1693, after Holyhead was connected to Anglesey and had become the preferred departure point on the English side, James VICKERS signed a new contract with the Postmasters General, as HEMMEON [Ibidem] further noted:
"The situation of Holyhead, however, was so much in its favour that in 1693, a contract was signed for the conveyance of mails between Holyhead and Dublin. Mr VICKERS, the contractor, agreed to maintain three packets for this purpose for £450 a year.
"He also undertook to provide two boats for the mail service between Portpatrick and Donaghdee. When the Scotch was separated from the English Post Office in 1695, three packet boats came under the control of Scotland."

In June 1696, James VICKERS wrote to the Navy Board, with his account of:
"... stores and furniture belonging to the Talbot pink (sic) wreck, sent by boats from Arklow and Killbridge to Wexford, and brought thence in the Mary, April 1695, to Dublin, and received by the Lords Justices" [TNA - ADM 106/496/47, enclosed in folio 46].
And on 26 July 1696, James wrote to the same, advising that:
"... he took custody at Dublin stores from the Talbot pink, wrecked on that coast, requests directions as to their disposal, and that he be reimbursed for salvage" [TNA, Kew - ADM 106/496/46].

A further complaint to the Postmasters General, dated 1 August 1696, by:
"... Mr James VICKERS, manager of the packet boats employed in carrying the mails between England and Ireland, who represented that he was a great sufferer by the yachts which were ordered to attend the King's Service between Dublin, Holyhead and Chester, which conveyed passengers who used to be carried in the packet boats" [Calendar of Treasury Papers, page 534].
This resulted in orders being issued by the Admiralty for those Captains to cease acting in that manner.

G.W. PLACE, M.A., in his "Parkgate and the Royal Yachts: Passenger Traffic between the North-west and Dublin in the Eighteenth Century" [an on-line publication, date not recorded, at page 73], made further mention of these Royal yachts:
"At this period the voyages were usually between Dublin and Parkgate, because in 1689, James VICKERS became contractor for the Post Office packets at Holyhead, and as we shall see, he insisted that Captain WRIGHT should not interfere with VICKERS' passenger traffic. The fact that WRIGHT therefore sailed to Parkgate, except when his orders or the weather required him to visit Holyhead, must have been a major factor in the development of Parkgate as a port for passengers...
"In 1696, James VICKERS of Holyhead complained once more that 'the yachts which are ordered to attend His Majesty's service between Dublin, Holyhead and Chester do convey passengers which were used to be carried by the pacquet boats, whereby he is a great sufferer.' The response of the Treasury Lords was to desire 'that like injunctions may be given to all the Captains of His Majesty's Yachts as hath been formerly given to Captain WRIGHT. Yet it is difficult to see what VICKERS had to complain about, as in 1695, 'Soesdyke' (one of H.M.'s Yachts) visited Holyhead only once; and in 1696 she visited Holyhead three times and 'Beaumaris' (another) once up to September, the date of VICKERS' petition. Of course, VICKERS' contract to carry mail gave him no monopoly of passengers, and his touchiness merely reinforced the tendency of the yachts, and therefore of the quality traffic, to visit Parkgate."

On 29 March 1698, James VICKERS of Dublin again wrote to the Navy Board, concerning the ships Penzance and Talbot, naming Captain ASHTON and Samuel HUNTER, for the locations London and Highlake [TNA, Kew - ADM 106/524/9, folio 9].

James VICKERS evidently acquired, about 1700,  the farmstead known as Tyddyn y Feiler; this was part of the Llanfawr estate, which had belonged to Harry PARRI, who had held the previous Royal Mail contract; by 1848, this estate was owned by Eleanor VICKERS the (widow of his great-grandson), and had been leased out to Eliza and John ROBERTS.
See the Castlering Archaeology Report, Number 236, May 2006, HER Copy, concerning a development application for land at Tyddynn Bach, South Stack Road, on the western outskirts of Holyhead [on the website].

Edward WATSON, in his "The Royal Mail to Ireland," London, 1917 [at page 70], noted that:
"John VICKERS, who was a packet contractor, died, and his children petitioned the Post Office for compensation on account of damage to the James, packet, in a storm in 1706, and for the loss of the Anne, packet on 24 October the same year."
But this date appears to correspond with our James, rather than with his son John - although it seems likely that his elder sons may well have continued to provide the service under the terms of their father's contract.

The Calendar of Treasury Books, October 1706 to December 1707 [Warrant Books for June 1707], clarify the picture:
"June 26. Allowance by Treasurer GODOLPHIN...
"Warrant by same to the Postmasters General to pay £400 to Clement MILWARD in trust for the children of Mr VICKERS, late manager of the pacquet boats between England and Ireland, as in consideration of his losses by storm, etc.
"Prefixing: report by said Postmasters General:
"Mr VICKERS contracted with us to furnish 3 packet boats to carry mails and expresses between Holyhead and Dublin for £600 per annum. His packet boat 'James' was damaged by a great storm on 17 September last, in which several Chester, Liverpool and Whitehaven ships were lost; his packet boat 'Ann' [suffered] similarly by a violent tempest on October 24 last, and on the following day [his packet boat] 'Expedition' was surprised by a terrible storm coming from Dublin to the Head, and thereby driven upon the coasts of south Wales where she was destroyed among the rocks, as were many merchant ships at the same time. The Irish correspondence has nevertheless for some years been very punctually and regularly carried on. He has left eleven children wholly unprovided for and without father or mother. Money Book, XIX, page 23."

From where I am looking, it would appear that only James VICKERS, who died in 1705, could be the Mr VICKERS mentioned here. Further, the mention of Clement MILWARD as trustee does explain his role in the 1705 Administration. And it all suggests that the eleven children "... wholly unprovided for" were inevitably those named in the subsequent 1710 Administration, and that both Administrations WERE for the same James VICKERS.

Indeed, it would appear that the second Administration may have been facilitated, or otherwise made necessary, by the death of Clement MILWARD in 1709 (his will, dated December 1707, was proved on 21 October 1709). MILWARD was also a Master of the Company or Guild of Merchants of Holy Trinity, Dublin.
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James VICKERS was buried at Saint Andrew's, Dublin, on 8 May 1705; he died intestate, and his property was the subject of what appear to be two different Administration Grants - the first, dated 16 May 1705, named four of his four (James, George, Edward and William) as well as one Clement MILWARD; the second, dated 23 January 1710, named those four (James now a Merchant in Dublin), another son (John, interposed between James and George), six more sons (Michael, Thomas, Samuel, Allen) and two daughters (Jane and Letitia).
All of which initially tempted me to presume there were two sets of children by two different wives, although some of the baptismal evidence does suggest that there may have been another James VICKERS having issue in the same Dublin parish, and at the same time.

James VICKERS and his wife Mary (possibly SWAN? - see above) appear to have had issue in London and in Dublin:

1. Mary VICKERS was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 12 December 1699, to Josias THOMPSON (she may have been born in Westminster in 1675 - see above).

2. Margaret (or Margery) VICKERS, baptized at the parish church of St Andrew (Church of Ireland), Dublin, 4 May 1677; a Marjory HENRICK (sic) was buried at St Luke's, Dublin, 14 December 1746 (however, her entry in the published Dublin Wills Index, 1746, recorded her as "alias CRIPPS" - therefore probably another); as Margaret, she was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 23 October 1701, to Robert HENDRICK; her marriage before 1705 may account for her not being mentioned in the Administrations; Robert may have been admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, 17 January 1695-96, as a Pensioner (Mr YOUNG, Dublin), aged 16, born Dublin, son of Thomas HENDRICK, "Pistor"; they had issue:
     a. Jon HENDRICK, baptized at St Nicholas's Without, 10 October 1703 (mother Margery); probably buried at St Nicholas's Without, May 1705, from New Row.
     b. Chas HENDRICK, born at Francis Street, and baptized at St Nicholas's Without, October 1704.
     c. Robert HENDRICK, born at Francis Street, and baptized at St Nicholas's Without, 5 May 1708.
The use of the name Margery here does incline me to the view that this family probably WAS connected to the VICKERS of Fulham, and perhaps directly.

3. Alice VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 June 1678; she was buried there, 26 August 1679, infant.

4. James VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 30 October 1679; evidently admitted a Freeman of Dublin, about 1698-99, of the Merchant's Guild; he was named in the 1705 Administration, and in the 1710 Administration as "... of Dublin, Merchant, the son" [BETHAM's Abstract]; Merchant and Freeman of Dublin (for 30 years) in July 1729, when he petitioned the Lord Mayor, 18 July, "... for the relief of his debts, and for money to travel with his family to a small job prospect in England arranged with the assistance of his friends, and was granted £15 sterling and same against accounts, having been a considerable time out of work" [Dublin Assembly Roll, 1729 - Calendar of Ancient Records of Dublin, Volume 7, 1898].
He may have gone to Llanfawr, near Holyhead, where a James VICKERS died, 7 April 1735?

James VICKERS Senior appears to have been married secondly, at St Bride's, Dublin, 30 December 1680, to Mary ANDREWS (although no burial appears to have been recorded for the earlier Mary - so perhaps this James was another?).
James had further issue (but whether by Mary SWAN, or by Mary ANDREWS, or perhaps even by another, is not yet clear):

5. Elizabeth VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 February 1680-81 (the proximity of this date to the Mary ANDREWS marriage may present an evidentiary difficulty); she died in 1756 [see pedigree, web-site]; she was married at St Andrew's, Dublin, 1 August 1703, to James OTWAY, of Kilnaccor, County Tipperary (son of John OTWAY, of Clonohan Castle, County Tipperary, and Phoebe LOFTUS of Fethard, County Wexford); her marriage before 1705 may account for her not being mentioned in the Administrations; BURKE [L.G. of G.B. & I.] recorded his death in 1733; he may have died at Knockalton, County Tipperary, 1735 [Will Index], wife Elizabeth; they had issue [from the web-site]:
     a. James OTWAY, born in 1704; Major in the Army, and was present at Dettingen and Fontenoy; he died at Rapla, County Tipperary, in February 1763; he was married to Jane WOODWARD (BURKE records her as Sarah, daughter of William WOODWARD of Cloughprior, County Tipperary); they had issue:
          i. James OTWAY, born in 1751; he was named in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he built Prior Park House on his mother's land at Clogh Prior, County Tipperary, and lived in it from 1786; he died in 1839, unmarried [BURKE].
          ii. William OTWAY; died young [BURKE].
          iii. [BURKE records a daughter Phoebe (Mrs FREEMAN) - ? perhaps in error for her aunt].
     b. John OTWAY, born in 1705; he died near Nenagh, County Tipperary, in 1740, "... shot by a robber" [BURKE].
     c. Loftus OTWAY, born in 1706; of Lissenhall, County Tipperary; he died on 14 February 1777; his will, dated 14 February 1760, was proved P.C.I., 15 October 1777, naming his sister Phoebe FREEMAN, of Nenagh, widow, her daughters Mary and Elizabeth and only son Lieutenant James FREEMAN, his nephews John LOFTUS and Lieutenant George CUPPAIDGE, his niece Jane CUPPAUIDGE, his brothers Edward and Caesar OTWAY, his nephew Loftus the son of Caesar OTWAY, and his late brother Major James OTWAY and his son James [BETHAM's Abstract]; Loftus was married to Ann LLOYD, of Lloydsborough, County Tipperary; without issue [BURKE].
     d. Mary OTWAY, born in 1707; she was married to John CUPPAIDGE; they had issue:
          i. George CUPPAIDGE; named as Lieutenant in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760.
          ii. Mary CUPPAIDGE; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760.
     e. Caesar OTWAY, born at Kilnacarr, County Tipperary, 1709; Army Officer; Merchant in Cork; he died at Nenagh, 15 September 1782; he was married firstly, to Sarah CLARKE; they had issue:
          i. William OTWAY.
          ii. Loftus OTWAY, born 11 April 1755; he was named in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he died at Nenagh, 18 February 1789; he was married in 1776 to Sarah WOODWARD, daughter of William WOODWARD of Cloughprior [BURKE]; with issue.
          iii. James OTWAY.
          iv. Sarah OTWAY.
          v. Phoebe OTWAY.
          vi. [BURKE records that there were twelve children, all of whom died young except Loftus]
Caesar was married secondly, in 1762, to Grace SHORT, daughter of William SHORT of Cashelrone, King's County [BURKE].
     f. Phoebe OTWAY, born in 1712; she was a widow when named in her brother Loftus OTWAY's will, dated 1760; she died on 1 April 1786; she was married to Daniel FREEMAN; he died before February 1760; they had issue:
          i. James FREEMAN, born in 1743; Army Officer; named as Lieutenant in his uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; he died in 1809.
          ii. Mary FREEMAN; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; she died in 1802.
          iii. Elizabeth FREEMAN; named in her uncle Loftus OTWAY's will, 1760; she died at Prior Park, 1785.
     g. Thomas OTWAY, born on 1 April 1715; an Army Officer; he died during the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745.
     h. George OTWAY, born in 1716; in the Army; he also died during the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745.
     j. Edward OTWAY, born in 1718; he was married to Sarah McCLURE; they had issue:
          i. Robert OTWAY; 44th Regiment; he died at Cork, 11 MArch 1836; he was married at Grenada, West Indies, in 1786, to Harriett BRIDGEWATER.
          ii. Caesar OTWAY.
          iii. George OTWAY.
          iv. Thomas OTWAY (?)
          v. Elizabeth OTWAY.
          vi. Phoebe OTWAY.
     k. Henry OTWAY, born in 1720; an Army Officer.
     l. Richard OTWAY, born in 1722; in the Army.
     m. Elizabeth OTWAY; she died at Prior Park, County Tipperary, in 1785.
     n. William OTWAY.

6. John VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 4 July 1682; he was not named in BETHAM's Abstract of the 1705 Administration (there is no reason I have yet discovered for this omission, other than he may have been on Army service abroad - but in and of itself, this omission may present another evidentiary difficulty); he was named in the 1710 Administration, his name inserted between John and William, which point of insertion is supported by the baptismal evidence. See [E] below.

7. William VICKERS, baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 23 July 1683; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM]; he probably went to Holyhead, Anglesey; if so, he died in Anglesey, 17 May 1761, and was buried at Llanfaethlu, 19 May; this William VICKERS married Susan OWEN, who died at Llanfaethlu, 26 April 1710; and by him had issue (recorded in the HAYNES Family Tree on
     a. M. VICKERS, born 1700; married with issue:
          i. Jane VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, Anglesey, 1723; she died in 1805; she was married to Michael JACOB; he died in 1798; they had issue, including sons William JACOB (1751-1828) of Dublin, and John JACOB (1754-1827).
          ii. Martha VICKERS, born Holyhead, 1730, a half sister of Jane; named in her cousin William VICKERS will, 1818.
     b. William VICKERS, born in July 1706; of Holyhead, 22 September 1764, when elected to the Society of the Garrison of Fort Williamsburg; he was Sheriff of Anglesey, 1782 (unless instead the son); he died at Llanfawr, 7 February 1792; he was married to Mary JONES (born 1712, daughter of Lewis JONES of Holyhead); she died at Llanfawr, 3 January 1771, and was buried at Llanfaethlu, 9 January; they had issue:
          i. Judith VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 30 July 1730; she was named in the will of Phebe DEW, of Dean Street, parish of St Anne, County Middlesex, Spinster, dated 23 September 1773, with the bequest of her "... white Tabby sack and petticoat"; she died at Llanfawr, 7 October 1787, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
          ii. Jane VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 26 March 1734; she died there, 12 April 1814, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
          iii. Susannah VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 8 April 1735; she died there, 8 September 1804, and was buried at Holyhead [M.I.].
          iv. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caergybi, Holyhead, 25 July 1737.
          v. William VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caergybi, 11 September 1738; he died there on 26 December 1738, an infant.
          vi. James VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptised at Caerbygi, 15 November 1739; died 16 April 1814.
          vii. Eleanor VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, March 1740-41, and baptized at Caergybi, 12 March 1740-41; she died there, 6 November 1831.
          viii. William VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, 10 May 1742; he may have established a coaching inn in Waterside, Holyhead, in about 1770, known as the Hibernian Inn, or Moran's Hotel; perhaps the High Sheriff of Anglesey, 1782 (unless instead the father); he died at Llanfawr, 23 February 1823, aged 82 [M.I.]; his will, dated 1 April 1818, was proved P.C.C., 19 November 1823, naming his wife Eleanor, his "... cousin Mary the daughter of my late uncle Richard JONES by Joane his wife," his nephew Robert Lewis VICKERS, "... natural son of my late brother Lewis VICKERS," his cousin Mary the wife of Owen KNIGHTS (?), his cousin Martha VICKERS and her sister (unidentified), and Vickers Hamilton JACOB, the son of William JACOB, late of the General Post Office, Dublin; he was married firstly to Jane ACKERLEY; she died on 12 April 1814; he was married secondly to Eleanor ATCHERLEY (born 1769); she died 5 February 1853, aged 84 [M.I.]; her will, dated 22 June 1852, was proved P.C.C. 30 June 1853, mentioning her nieces Isabella and Elizabeth A. HOLT, and nephew William James HOLT, children of her late sister Isabella HOLT.
          ix. Lewis VICKERS, born at Llanfawr, and baptized at Caergybi, 29 January 1744-45; he died before 1818, and had an illegitimate son, Robert Lewis VICKERS, who was buried at Holyhead, 6 December 1826, aged 50, and who was named in his uncle William VICKERS will, 1818.
     c. James VICKERS; died in 1711. There was a James VICKERS who died at Llanfawr, 7 April 1735 - perhaps instead the uncle?

8. Edward VICKERS; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM].

9. George VICKERS; he was named in both Administrations [BETHAM]; a Lieutenant in OTWAY's Regiment; his Administration was granted on 31 December 1724 to his brother James VICKERS of Dublin, Merchant.

10. Michael VICKERS; he was named in the 1710 Administration, as a minor [DIXON Papers, Genealogical Office, Dublin].

11. Thomas VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 8 December 1689; he was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers].

12. Samuel VICKERS; he was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers].

15. Jane VICKERS; she was named in the 1710 Administration, a minor [DIXON Papers], as the elder daughter.

13. Letitia VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 25 July 1694; she was named in the 1710 Administration, as the younger daughter.

14. Allyn VICKERS, probably baptized at St Andrew's, Dublin, 22 November 1697; he was named in the 1710 Administration.

There were another baptism and three burials at St Andrew's, Dublin, for children of James VICKERS, but whose names do not appear in either of the 1705 or 1710 Administrations; it is not yet established that they were of the above family, but it seems likely - unless there were two different families here:

i. Samuel VICKERS; buried there, 16 November 1684.

ii. Thomas VICKERS; buried there, 15 February 1689(-90?).

iii. Bartholomew VICKERS, baptized there, 19 December 1695; buried there, 29 December 1695, infant.


[E] John VICKERS, baptised at Saint Andrew's, Dublin, on 4 July 1682, son of James VICKERS by his wife Mary (probably Mary ANDREWES, who married James VICKERS at Saint Bride's, Dublin, on 30 December 1680 - unless it was an earlier wife named Mary SWAN?); John may have served abroad in the Army (which may account for the omission of his name for his father's 1705 Administration); John was later a Brewer in Aledrape, Dublin.

John VICKERS died in Dublin in 1739; he also died intestate, with a grant of Administration, dated 20 June 1739, to his widow Mary.
In 1890, one of his descendants, William Jackson PIGOTT of Dundrum, County Down, posted the following item in "Notes and Queries" [7th Series, Volume IX, 21 June 1890, page 499]:
"According to a note supplied by Mr Arthur VICARS, F.S.A., to the Irish Builder of April 1, 1888, and in connexion with the parish registries of St Audoen's, Dublin, John VICKERS, Alderman of Dublin, who died intestate 1739, left by Mary his wife, (1) George, (2) Joseph, and (3) Ann VICKERS."

John was married at Saint Catherine's (Church of Ireland), 30 March 1719, to Mary EMERSON (she was probably baptised at Saints Peter and Kevin, Dublin, 14 April 1686, daughter of John and Elizabeth EMERSON of Whitefriars Lane); Mary was buried at Crumlin Church, Dublin, 4 September 1753 (although one source in London records the year as 1759).

John and Mary VICKERS had issue:

1. Elizabeth VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 20 July 1720; named in her father's Administration, 1739.

2. Thomas VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 14 July 1723.

3. George VICKERS; named in her father's Administration, 1739; probably the mariner on H.M.'s Ship Ipswich, his will proved P.C.C, 18 August 1757, bequeathing his property to his brother Joseph VICKERS of Dublin, Velvet Weaver.

4. Mary VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 8 May 1726.

5. Ann VICKERS; named in her father's Administration, 1739.

6. Joseph VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 17 June 1734. See [F] below:

[John MALTON's view of Saint Catherine's Church of Ireland, Thomas Street, Dublin, about 1790's.]


[F] Joseph VICKERS, born 1734; Silk Weaver, New Row, Saint Catherine's Parish, Dublin, October 1766; Silk Weaver, of Golden Lane, of the Coombe (1780), and of Chambre Street (1792); his death details have not yet found; he was married to Elizabeth (maiden surname unknown, possibly YATES); she probably died on 14 May 1797, "...relict of the late Mr VICKERS of Dublin."
Joseph and Elizabeth had issue:

1. Mary VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin; buried at Crumlin, County Dublin, 6 July 1767.

2. Esther VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin; buried at Crumlin, 21 June 1763.

3. John VICKERS, born at New Row, Parish of Saint Catherine's, 20 March 1763, and baptized at St Catherine's; he married Elizabeth STINSON. See [E] below.

4. George VICKERS, baptized at St Catherine's, Dublin, 5 October 1766, of New Row, Dublin.

5. Alice VICKERS; buried at Crumlin, 5 March 1768, daughter of Joseph.

6. Mary VICKERS, born in Dublin, 7 July 1769; probably of the Coombe, June 1788, when she was admitted to Membership of the Dublin Methodist Society in the Class of Amelia SINGLETON; she married in December 1793 to John PIGOTT Senior.
See further details of this family at this link:

7. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at St Bride's, Dublin, in 1772.

8. Susannah VICKERS, baptized at St Luke's, Dublin, 1 August 1780.

[Ruins of Saint Luke's Church (built 1709, closed 1975) on Saint Luke's Avenue, near the Coombe, Dublin.]


[E] John VICKERS, born in 1763; he was a Weaver, of Phordham's Alley, Dublin, in June 1784; of 5 Elbow Lane, Dublin, January 1788, when he was admitted to the Methodist Society of Dublin, as a member of Samuel DAN's First Class; of the Coombe, Dublin, March 1789, when he was Listed in the Bands of the Methodist Society; Weaver, Phordham's Alley, Dublin, in February and May 1788; he was back at  Elbow Lane, 1790-99; he was admitted Freeman of the Dublin Corporation, Weaver's Guild, at Easter 1790; a Warden of the Weaver's Guild, 1794; he subscribed to the publication of WHISTON's "Josephus," 1796, of Elbow Lane.

John died 22 April 1806, aged 43 (as recorded in William MAGUIRE's Memoir of 1823).

John was married at Saint Catherine's (Church of Ireland), Dublin, 22 August 1783, to Elizabeth STINSON (she was baptised at Saint Catherine's, 15 September 1765, daughter of Robert STINSON, Twister and Throwster, by his wife Elizabeth); Elizabeth was at 2 Elbow Lane, June 1787, when admitted as member of the Second Class of the Methodist Society of Dublin (unless that was instead John's mother, perhaps already a widow?); she died on 27 July 1799, aged 33, and was buried at Saint Luke's, Dublin, 29 July, a day after the burial of her child.

John and Elizabeth VICKERS had issue:

1. Susanna VICKERS, born at Phordham's Alley, 10 June 1784, and baptized at St Luke's, Dublin, 13 June; she died young.

2. Mary VICKERS, born at Elbow Lane, Dublin, 25 January 1786, and baptized at St Catherine's, 29 January; she was of the parish of St Nicholas Without when she was married, by Consistorial License dated 17 January, in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin and by the Rev James NEVINS (Curate of Saint Andrew's, on 23 January 1804, to William MAGUIRE, of Back Close (St Patrick's), Dublin, Gent [Cathedral Register, William MAGUIRE's Memoir, and BETHAM's Abstracts].

See their separate blog-post at this link:;09/willim-maguire-of-dublin.html

3. Esther VICKERS, born at Phordham's Alley, and baptized at St Luke's, 2 February 1788; she died on 18 May 1810.

4. John VICKERS, born on 21 February 1790, and baptized at St Catherine's, 11 March; Treasury Department, Dublin; he died at Charlotte Mall, Dublin, 30 November 1824; he was married in Dublin, 20 November 1815, to Hannah LEESON; with issue:
     a. George VICKERS, born in Dublin, 30 August 1816; Organist in Limerick, 1853; Professor of Music, Ventnor Villas, Hove, Sussex, 1871; went to Canada; died at his brother's residence in Toronto, 11 October 1883, the childless widower of Miss FORT of Limerick.
     b. John Joseph VICKERS, born in Dublin 5 May 1818. See [G] below. 
     c. Elizabeth VICKERS , born in Dublin, 25 December 1821; residing in Hove, Sussex, 1871, with her widowered brother George; died in Dublin, 12 December 1908, and buried in her MAGUIRE cousin's plot in Mt Jerome Cemetery.
     d. Frederick Torrens VICKERS, born Dublin, 27 June 1825; died at Dublin, 28 February 1827.

5. Joseph VICKERS, born in Dublin, 13 November 1792, and baptized at St Luke's, 21 November; Constable, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; he was married in 1818 to Mary Ann SPRATT.

6. George VICKERS, born in Dublin, 7 February 1794, and baptized at St Catherine's, 9 February; he died on 27 July 1828, and was buried in St Patrick's Cathedral churchyard; he was married on 21 August 1817 to Margaret CONNELL; she died in 1847, and was buried with her husband.

7. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at Elbow Lane, 17 October 1795, and baptized at St Catherine's, 26 October; died an infant.

8. Elizabeth VICKERS, born at Elbow Lane, 3 October 1796, and baptized at St Luke's, 5 October; died young.

9. Robert VICKERS, born at Elbow Lane, 13 September 1798, and baptized at St Luke's, 16 October; died young.

10. A child; buried at St Luke's, 28 July 1799; perhaps instead one of the foregoing.


[G] John Joseph VICKERS, born in Dublin 5 May 1818; he emigrated to New York, 1848; then went to Canada, 1850; Businessman and local Tory politician in Toronto, from 1852; founder and sole proprietor of Vickers Express Company, 1854-1888; his business at 55 Yonge Street, Toronto, 1868, house at 171 Richmond W.; he was at St Patrick's Ward, Toronto West, 1871 Census, aged 52, Express Proprietor, with his wife Catherine, eight children and five domestic servants; business at 55 Yonge, 1874, house 152 Adelaide W.; business 10 Wellington W., 1877, house 152 Adelaide W.; residing at St Andrew's Ward, Toronto City, 1891 Census, aged 72, Gentleman, with wife and five children; he died at Toronto, 11 March 1896.

John Joseph  was married in Belleville, Ontario, in 1851, to Catherine Mary MOODIE (born at Southwold, Suffolk, England, 14 February 1832, eldest daughter of John Wedderburn Dunbar MOODIE by Susanna STRICKLAND); she was at Ward 3, Toronto City, 1901 Census, with three children; she died on 14 December 1904.

They had issue:

1. Georgina Eliza VICKERS, born at 140 Adelaide Street, Toronto, 28 May 1856; aged 14, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died at Toronto, 6 October 1893; married at St James's Cathedral, Toronto, 6 August 1881, Edward Philip LEACOCK, of St Boniface and The Hill, Birtle, Manitoba, J.P.; he was at St Boniface, Provencher, Manitoba, 1891 Census, aged 38, with wife and three children; they had issue:
     a. Thomas Murdoch LEACOCK, born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 6 August 1882; aged 9, with his parents, 1891; he died in 1957.
     b. Ela Moodie LEACOCK, born at Kildonan, Manitoba, 20 March 1884; aged 7, with her parents, 1891; she died at Los Angeles, 17 October 1959.
     c. Agnes Mary Vickers LEACOCK, born at Birtle, Manitoba, 7 June 1886; aged 5, with her parents, 1891.

2. John Alexander Dunbar VICKERS, born at Toronto, 22 May 1858; Upper Canada College, 1866-73; aged 12, at school, with his parents, 1871; went to Illinois in 1892; at Maddison Ave, Chicago, 1900 Census, aged 40, Superintendent Express Company, with wife and two children; at Washington Avenue, Chicago, 1910 Census, aged 51, Manager Express Coy, with wife, three children and his mother-in-law (Ellen TENCH, aged 82, Widow); of 29 Munro Street, Chicago, 1917, Vice President and General Manager, Western Lines, American Express Company; he died at Chicago, 17 February 1918; his will, dated 7 November 1907, was proved at Chicago, 12 June 1918, naming his wife Ellen Florence as a joint executor and trustee, and his three children; he was married at Chippawa, Welland County, 27 March 1889, to Ellen Florence TENCH (daughter of William E.;and Ellen TENCH); with issue:
     a. John Harold VICKERS, born in Canada, September 1899; named in his father's will, 1907.
     b. Margaret Dunbar VICKERS, born in Illinois, April 1899; unmarried when named in her father's will, 1907.
     c. Murray Alexander VICKERS, born in Illinois, about 1901; named in his father's will, 1907; died at Montreal, 12 June 1985.

3. Katie Moodie VICKERS, born Toronto, 28 January 1860; as Catherine, aged 10, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died 1932; married at Toronto, 20 September 1882, to James Playford McMURRICH, aged 22, Professor, of Guelph, Wallington County, Ontario; with issue.

4. William Wallbridge VICKERS, born at Toronto, 6 August 1862; aged 8, at school, with his parents, 1871; Upper Canada College, 1872-81; B.A., University of Toronto, 1885; Ontario Bar, 1888; he witnessed his brother John's marriage in 1889; aged 28, Lawyer, with his parents, 1891; Barrister-at-Law; visited London in 1905, returning on the S.S. Cedric, from Liverpool, arriving at New York on 16 April, with his wife, and going to 77 York Street, Toronto; at 77 York Street, Toronto, 1917, Barrister and Solicitor; he died at Toronto, 28 June 1927, and buried at St James's Cemetery, Toronto; he was married at Toronto, 13 December 1897, to Mary HOWLAND; with issue:
     a. (son).

5. Isabella Josephine VICKERS, born at Toronto, 7 August 1864; aged 6, at school, with her parents, 1871; she died at Denver, May 1943; married on 21 September 1887, Henry SEWALL, M.D. (1855-1936), Professor of Physiology, Universities of Michigan (1881-89) and Denver (from 1889), Denver Health Commissioner, and Secretary of the Colorado Board of Health; no issue.

6. Victor Gilmore Ridgeway VICKERS, born at 140 Adelaide Street, Toronto, 1 June 1866; aged 4, at school, with his parents, 1871; at Ahunstic, Laval, Quebec, 1911 Census, aged 45, with wife Marcella, daughter Catherine, living with his father-in-law William SMITH (aged 82, born Scotland), along with his wife's three sons by her former ROUTH husband; Victor died at Montreal, 1944; married in 1905, Marcella Hay ROUTH (formerly SMITH); issue included a daughter:
     a. Catherine VICKERS, born in February 1907.

7. Ethel Rosina VICKERS, born at Toronto, 4 March 1868; as Esther, aged 2, with her parents, 1871; she witnessed her brother John's marriage, 1889; as Ethel, aged 23, with her parents, 1891; she died on 17 June 1962, and was buried at Cimitiére Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal; she was married on 11 November 1891, to Samuel William (or Wellington) EWING, of Montreal; with issue a daughter:
     a. Katherine Hamilton EWING, born Montreal, 1 December 1893; also known as Doria MARCH, silent film actress; twice married with issue.

8. Henrietta Moodie VICKERS, born at Toronto, 2 March 1870; aged 1, with her parents, 1871; aged 21, with her parents, 1891; aged 31, with her widowed mother, 1901; she died in 1938; unmarried.

9. Arthur Algoma VICKERS, born at Toronto, 26 March 1872; Upper Canada College, 1881-88; University of Toronto, 1890-93; aged 19, Law Student, with his parents, 1891; aged 29, with his widowed mother, 1901; partner of WALSH and VICKERS, Real Estate business, Fort William, Ontario; he died at Fort William, 6 April 1914; he was married to Marcella Gertrude FINN.

10. Agnes Strickland VICKERS, born at Toronto, 6 November 1874; aged 16, with her parents, 1891; aged 26, with her widowed mother, 1901; she died in 1950; she was married at Toronto, 24 September 1902, to Philip Edward McKENZIE, of Port Portage, Ontario.

Monday, June 11, 2018

An Irish PIGOTT family in the Drapery Business in Queensland, from 1885

Michael Daniel PIGOTT was born in Ireland (his grave inscription records his birth in Tuam, County Galway) about 1850, son of Patrick PIGOTT, Farmer.
Michael was a shop keeper in Shop Street, Tuam, County Galway, for the births of his first three children between 1881 and 1883; he emigrated to N.S.W. in 1884. See below.

Michael PIGOTT was a Shopkeeper in Castlebar, County Mayo, aged 29, a Bachelor, when he was married at the Roman Catholic Chapel at Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, on 22 April 1880, to Mary Josephine WATTERS (or WATERS), also aged 29, a Spinster, and a daughter of Patrick WATTERS, Shopkeeper - the ceremony was witnessed by John WATTERS and Eliza A. WATTERS [Civil Records on the website].

Michael Daniel PIGOTT was a Draper; he arrived in Australia in 1884, and immediately headed north to Brisbane, where he set up a business in Drapery.

His first venture was in Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba; in October 1885, Mrs PIGOTT, Draper, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, advertised for a General Servant "... wanted; must be respectable" [Telegraph, Tuesday 27 October]; in December 1885, M.D. PIGOTT, Draper, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, advertised for a Dressmaker "... wanted; best opening in the city for good hands" [Telegraph, Saturday 5 December].

Michael had employed a young draper in his Tuam shop named Thomas Charles BEIRNE (1860-1949), who emigrated to Melbourne in early 1884; in 1885, his former employer wrote to him from Brisbane, offering him a partnership in his drapery business up north, which he took up; after a delay caused by them failing to get the first premises they had their eyes on, in February 1886, the firm of PIGOTT and BEIRNE opened its doors in a shop on Stanley Street, opposite Boggo Road, South Brisbane; in March 1887, Mrs PIGOTT, corner Stanley Street and Wellington Road, advertised for a "... Smart Girl, 14 to 16 years of age, to mind children and assist in housework" [Telegraph, Tuesday 8 March]; in July 1889, PIGOTT and BEIRNE, Federal Drapery Hall (opposite the Clarence Hotel - which stood on the western corner of Stanley Street and Boggo Road), South Brisbane, advertised a clearing sale commencing 13 July [Telegraph, Monday 15 July]; in September 1889, M.D. PIGOTT, Federal Drapery Hall, Stanley Street, advertised a "... seven roomed house to let in Baines Street, Kangaroo Point; rent low" [Telegraph, Saturday 21 September]; in November 1889, a position for a "... good general servant" was advertised, to apply to "... lady Federal Drapery Hall, opposite Clarence Hotel, Stanley Street" [Tuesday 23 November]; in March 1890, PIGOTT and BIERNE, Federal Drapery Hall, Stanley Street, advertised for a "... Boy for parcels wanted" [Telegraph, Thursday 13 March]; in June 1890, PIGOTT and BEIRNE, Federal Drapery Hall, Stanley Street, advertised for a "... Milliner wanted" [Telegraph, Wednesday 14 June]; in June 1891, PIGOTT and BIERNE, of the Federal Drapery Hall, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, announced that "... they have mutually agreed to Dissolve Partnership, Mr T.C. BIERNE retiring from the firm" [Telegraph, Thursday 18 June].

In March 1892, the firm expanded - "... Messieurs PIGOTT and Company, of the Federal Drapery Hall, Woolloongabba, ... have opened a branch of their business in two shops at the bridge end of Mr D.B. McCullough's new block of brick buildings in Melbourne Street, between Stanley and Grey Streets" [Telegraph, Thursday 10 March]; in August 1892, PIGOTT and Company, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, opposite Boggo Road, advertised a Millinery Sale [Telegraph, Thursday 30 August].

By mid 1895, he had extended his business interests into Ipswich; in May 1895, PIGOTT and Company, Cash Drapers, next North Star Hotel, Brisbane Street, Ipswich, advertised  a bargain sale [Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald, etc, 30 May]; in July 1895, tickets to hear Michael DAVITT at Centennial Hall on the Progress of Home Rule were available from, among other outlets, "... M.D. PIGOTT's, Stanley Street..." [Brisbane Courier, Friday 19 July]; in November 1895, PIGOTT and Company, of Brisbane Street, Ipswich, and of South Brisbane and Boonah, advertised new offerings at their Ipswich branch [Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald, etc, Saturday 2 November]; in May 1896, PIGOTT and Company advertised their removal into Foote's Buildings, Brisbane Street, Ipswich, and starting an Opening Sale, having "... lately leased these premises lately occupied by James De CONLAY" [Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald, etc, Saturday 23 May].

In July 1896, PIGOTT and Company advertised a Monster Sale in premises in Russell Street, Toowoomba, to commence on 6 July [Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 4 July]; in October 1896, PIGOTT and Company, Cash Drapers and Direct Importers, of Russell Street, Toowoomba, and at Brisbane and Ipswich, advertised their Big Sale of stock recently purchased from the trustees of the Assigned Estate of F.C. WARREN, Ruthven Street, consisting of "... Men's Clothing, Shirts, Hats and Mercery" [Toowoomba Chronicle, Saturday 24 October]; by October 1898, he had ceased operating in Brisbane; in October 1898, PIGOTT and Company, Direct Importers, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, and at Pittsworth and Clifton, advertised the commencement of a sale of goods recently purchased by "... our Mr M.D. PIGOTT" who had "... just returned from the southern capitals where he has made extraordinary big spot cash purchases" [Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 8 October].

Michael died during a visit to one of his married daughters at Forbes, N.S.W., on 11 May 1929, and his body was returned to Toowoomba for burial at Drayton Cemetery (R.C., Block 1; Allotment 22).

His wife Mary Josephine was a devout Catholic who was an unostentatious benefactor of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Toowoomba; she died at Toowoomba on 29 April 1924, aged 73, and was buried at Drayton (ditto, Allotment 23).

Michael and Mary had issue:
1. Theresa Agnes PIGOTT, born at Tuam, 19 April 1882; in July 1912, she passed ".. the A.T.N.A examination at the Prince Alfred Hospital" in Sydney [Darling Downs Gazette, Saturday 20 July];
Theresa was married at St Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, on 22 February 1915, to "... Mr John CRITCHLEY,  Royal Naval Reserve, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Richard CRITCHLEY, Blundellsands, Liverpool... Their wedding tour will be spent in Sydney and the Blue Monutains, after which they will travel by the Orsova for their future home in England" [Darling Downs Gazette, Tuesday 23 February]; he was born in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, about 1886, son of Richard CRITCHLEY, Grocer, and Mary MOLYNEUX his wife, and he obtained from the Board of Trade his Certificate of Competency as Second Mate for Foreign-going Steamships in the Merchant Service, 24 October 1907; no record of his death has yet been found.
Theresa went to live with John in Lancashire; she sailed on the S.S. Tunisian (Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ltd) from Liverpool on 5 July 1919, bound for Quebec and Montreal, aged 30, Housewife, with her son Peter, aged 3, and Mr Frank J. PIGOTT, Merchant, aged 33; she was residing in British Columbia (c/- C.P.G.S., Vancouver - unless in error for C.P.O.S., Ltd?), June 1920, when her sister Angela paid her a visit; Theresa was back in Queensland in February 1923, when she renewed her Passport, 20 February, of Glendalough, Toowoomba [Qld Passport Index, Volume 2, Page 188]; she arrived in Liverpool, 2 June 1923, form Montreal, with her son Peter, going to 60 Bunhill Road, London, E.C., her last permanent residence Canada; she made a short return voyage to Gibraltar, April 1928, with her son Peter, address 41 Selby Road, Ealing, W.5 (arrived on the S.S. Narkunda, 5 April, and returned to London on the S.S. Ranchi, 26 April); she made a return visit to Australia in late 1929, and stayed with her sister Angela at Glendalough, intending to leave "... on her return to England via the East at the end of March" (1930), with Miss PIGOTT due to accompany her [Queensland Country Life, 26 February 1930]; they travelled from Yokohama, Japan, 27 May 1930, on the S.S. President Jackson, bound for the U.S., she aged 47, Domestic Duties, born Galoway (sic), Ireland, on a visa issued in Brisbane that month; she sailed on the S.S. Otranto, departing London, 24 October 1936, bound for Brisbane, aged 40, Home Duties, formerly of 41 Selby Road, Ealing, W.5. with her son (F.M. CRITCHLEY) and her sister (Mrs A.M. NORTHIE); she returned to live in Toowoomba; in 1937, she moved into a new home at 16 Campbell Street, East Toowoomba, evidently designed for her by Brisbane Architect Arthur W.F. BLIGH, and which she named "Ellenglaze"; in November 1937, the Brisbane Courier Mail of Tuesday 16 November reported under Toowoomba News, that "... Mrs NORTHIE has arrived from Brisbane and will spend a week's holiday at Ellenglaze, Campbell Street" (this was Theresa's sister); she was residing there in 1943, 1949, 1954 and 1958 [Electoral Rolls, Darling Downs Division]; in April 1945, her son and daughter-in-law spent a few days with her at Toowoomba, before going to Surfers Paradise for a week, and it was further reported that "... when hostilities cease, Mrs T. A. CRITCHLEY intends to give her well known home, Ellenglaze, Toowoomba, to the couple, and will travel extensively" [Telegraph, 17 August]; in 1949, she was visiting England - the Brisbane Telegraph of 5 November reported that "... Mrs T.A. CRITCHLEY, who has been on holidays in Britain for some time, leaves on December 16, on her return to Australia. She well stay with Mr and Mrs Peter CRITCHLEY, her son and daughter-in-law, at their home, Ellenglaze, Toowoomba, when she arrives"; she departed from London, 22 July 1955, on the S.S. Gothic, bound for New Zealand; she arrived in Fremantle, 6 February 1958, on the S.S. Arcadia, from the U.K., heading for Bray Cottage, 12 Dawnie Street, Toowoomba; she was still there in 1963.
Therese died at Toowoomba in 1966; they had issue one son:
     a. Francis Molyneux (Peter) CRITCHLEY, born in Great Crosby, Lancashire, 16 January 1916 [R.A.A.F. enlistment papers], and registered at West Derby in March quarter, 1916 [Volume 8b, Page 396]; as Peter CRITCHLEY, aged 7, School, when he arrived in Liverpool from Canada, with his mother, 2 June 1923; aged 12, Scholar, when he visited Gibraltar, from London, with his mother, April 1928 (address 41 Selby Road, Ealing, W.8); as Miss (sic) F.M. CRITCHELY, aged 20, Student, when he left London, 24 October 1936, on the S.S. Otranto, bound for Brisbane, with his mother and aunt (Mrs A.M. NORTHIE); in 1937, he was at Cowden Knowes, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Shop assistant [Darling Downs Division]; in 1943, he was enrolled at 16 Campbell Street, Toowoomba, Shop assistant, with his mother (this may have been a residual enrollment from before he went on overseas service); Flying Officer, R.A.A.F., World War 2, S.N. 404574; awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, in June 1942, ".. for gallant raids on the Renault factory near Paris, and over German industrial cities, including Essen, Bremen, Kiel, Polesy and Hamburg, in extreme adverse weather" [Courier Mail, 27 June]; he returned to Queensland towards the end of the War, and in July 1945, was "... stationed in the north" while his new wife went to Sydney University to study Arts [Telegraph, 17 July]; in 1949, he was enrolled at 4 Arthur Street, Toowoomba, Business executive, with his wife Mary; the Brisbane Telegraph of 5 November 1949 reported that "... Mr and Mrs Peter CRITCHLEY, of Toowoomba, hope to leave Australia for England in April... He and his wife came to Australia more than 4 years ago"; they returned to Australia by the S.S. Orontes, departing London, 3 August 1950, "...after touring abroad for the past five months" [Brisbane Telegraph, 17 August]; in 1954 and 1958, he was back at 16 Campbell Street with his wife and mother; by 1963 he and his wife had moved to Wooldridge Street, Toowoomba North, a Company Director; he died at St Vincent's Hospital,  Toowoomba, 26 March 1998 [Courier Mail, 31 March].
Peter was married at Brentford, Middlesex, 5 January 1942 [Queensland Country Life, 18 December 1941], to Mary HOSEGOOD, and registered March quarter 1942,  [Volume 3a, Page 821]; she was staying with her mother-in-law in Toowoomba in April 1945 when she and her husband went to Surfer's Paradise for a week, having been "... among the English brides who recently arrived in Australia" [Telegraph, 12 April]; she died at Toowoomba, 1 September 2002, aged 85 years [The Chronicle, 6 September].

2. John Patrick PIGOTT, born at Tuam, 10 May 1882; worked with his father as a Draper; went to Warwick in 1911 to work in a branch store there; he was probably enrolled to vote in the Electoral Division of East Toowoomba, 30 July 1913, as Patrick James PIGOTT, Draper; he died in Sydney in 1957, and was buried at the Eastern Suburbs Cemetery, Matraville; as Pax PIGOTT, his engagement to Miss Irene SCOTT, "...daughter of Mr and Mrs William SCOTT of Airlie Hall, Tenterfield, N.S.W.", was announced [Queenslander, 3 July 1915]; they were married at Tenterfield, N.S.W., in 1915; they had issue a daughter:
     a. Joan PIGOTT, born in Queensland, 4 May 1917; of Neutral Bay, Sydney, April 1940, when she visited her aunt Theresa (Mrs T.A. CRITCHLEY) in Toowoomba, and then went to visit another aunt (Mrs C. SCOTT) in Tenterfield, N.S.W. [Sunday Mail, 14 April]; probably at 16 Roslyn Street, Darlinghurst, Nurse, East Sydney Division, 1943; she died at Woollahra, 30 August 1991 [Ryerson Index]; she was married at Paddington, Sydney, 1948, to Colin James SEFTON (born in Port Moresby, 1 June 1920); he was at 63 Bay Street, Mosman, Insurance Consultant, with Joan, Warringah Division, 1968; at 42 Vista Street, Mosman, Executive, with Joan, 1972; he died on 12 July 1997, aged 77, late of Woollahra and formerly of Koitaki, New Guinea [Ryerson Index].

3. Vincent George PIGOTT, born at Tuam, 6 September 1883; also a Draper in Toowoomba; of Sydney, 1929; he was enrolled to vote in the Electoral Division of East Toowoomba, 27 October 1909, of Margaret Street, Draper; he died in Sydney on 23 March 1948, late of Bayview House, The entrance, via Wyong [Will details], "... at a private hospital" and formerly "... of Toowoomba, aged 61 years" [S.M.H., 27 March]; his will dated 17 May 1939, mentioned his brother Patrick John PIGOTT of Melbourne, and sister (Mrs) Gertrude McSTAY of Sydney, and a codicil also mention sister (Mrs) Mary Josephine KELLY of Gympie - his estate, valued at £1555 7s 3d was to be invested, and interest paid equally to Patrick and Gertrude (will), with Gertrude share her half with her sister Mary (codicil), with it to continue after their deaths to his nieces and nephews (with the exception of those of his brother Patrick and brother F.J. PIGOTT of Toowoomba, who were already well provided for) [Will Books, N.S.W. Archives].

4. Francis Joseph PIGOTT, born in Brisbane, 25 July 1885; Apprenticed to a Draper in Brisbane, and then went to work with his father in Toowoomba; he was enrolled to vote in the Electoral Division of East Toowoomba, 31 August 1906; he made a world trip from May 1913 to January 1914, visiting South Africa, London (attending the firm's business), then Paris, New York (he arrived on the S.S. Lusitania from Liverpool, on 25 October 1913, aged 28, Draper, having recently stayed with his friend James ADAIR at 60 Bunhill Road, London, E.C.), Chicago and San Francisco, and sailing from Vancouver on the S.S. Niagara, having marvelled at the complete motorisation of Traffic in London and New York, the Woolworth building in New York (at 55 stories, the then tallest building on earth, with 40 acres of floor space and 28 elevators, 2 of which travelled the 55 floors in 55 seconds), and the luxurious train travel in America [Warwick Examiner, 10 January 1914]; he enlisted in the 1st A.I.F., and served with 1st A.G.H. Reinforcements in France; he returned to Toowoomba after the war, arriving "in transit" at Quebec in July 1919 on the S.S. Tunisian, with his sister Mrs Theresa CRITCHLEY and her 3 year-old son; he and his wife visited London in 1939, and after touring the British Isles and the Continent, planned to sail on 14 July to New York, on the S.S. Queen Mary, to meet up with his sister Mrs NORTHIE [Courier Mail, 18 April]; he died there on 10 June 1957, and was buried at Drayton; he was married in Brisbane in 1920 to Marie Elizabeth TRACKSON, she died at Toowomba on 30 August 1989; with issue:
     a. James Francis PIGOTT, born at Toowoomba, 16 May 1921; R.A.A.F., New Guinea, WW2; he was at 23 West Street, Toowoomba, in 1949, his occupation Company Director; he retired as joint Managing Director PIGOTT and Company in 1983; he died on 30 August 2014; he married Marlene (Merle) Margaret ROESSLER; they had issue.
     b. John Michael PIGOTT, born at Toowoomba, 13 September 1924; Pilot Officer, 1 Squadron, R.A.A.F.; he was killed in a training flight accident at Kingaroy, 7 May 1945, and was buried at Taabinga Cemetery.
     c. Louis Joseph PIGOTT, born about 1927; M.B., B.S., Queensland University, 1950; Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, 1954; he went to England in 1954, arriving at Tilbury on the S.S. Stratheden, 21 February, from Sydney, aged 26; he was back in Brisbane in 1963, at 38 Bonney Avenue, Clayfield, a medical practitioner, with Kathleen PIGOTT, Home Duties.
     d. Mary PIGOTT; married Leo Patrick ROESSLER; he died at Toowoomba, 19 March 2013.

5. Louis Michael PIGOTT, born in South Brisbane, 11 July 1887; Christian Brothers College, Toowoomba; Nudgee College, 1904; St John's College, Sydney University, 1907-13; M.B., Sydney; he completed his residency at Brisbane General Hospital, and then went to Western Australia; a Medical Practitioner; he served Lieutenant, R.A.M.C. (Royal Army Medical Corps) from March 1915 until March 1916, when he returned to Australia; he then volunteered in the 1st A.I.F., December 1916, and embarked (Medical Officers) in Melbourne on 10 May 1917 on H.M.A.T. Clan McGillivray, bound for Plymouth; he was initially attached to A.A.M.C. (Australian Army Medical Corps) Training Centre at Parkhouse, then with their 5th Training Battalion at Rollestone; he was sent to France in December 1917, and was posted to 1 A.G.H. (Australian General Hospital) at Rouen; he was transferred to 7 Field Ambulance in January 1918, and was routinely detached into 27 and 23 Battalions; he was detached into 17 Battalion, March 1918, and while serving with them at Villers-Bretoneux, in August 1918, he suffered multiple wounds to face, head and legs, and burns to the eyes from a phosphorus shell; he was invalided back to England, and discharged into 5 A.A.H. (Australian Auxilliary Hospital), and then 2 A.A.H. in Southall for duty; in June 1919, he took leave to undertake post-graduate studies in Edinburgh before returning to Australia, on H.M.T. Pakeha, from Southampton, 6 October 1919; he was discharged after arrival back in Brisbane, 3 January 1920; he was enrolled at Dr PAGE's, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Medical Practitioner, 1921 [Brisbane Division]; he went to Launceston in 1923; in 1924 he went to Western Australia, and set up in practice at Menzies; he died at St John Hospital, Kalgoorlie, 9 November 1924, and was buried at Kalgoorlie R.C. Cemetery.

6. Mary Josephine PIGOTT, born in Brisbane, 7 April 1889; she was married at Toowoomba, 15 February 1916, to Dr Arthur Francis KELLY of Stanhope; with issue two sons killed in action over Germany during W.W.2, including:
     a. Margaret (Peggy) KELLY, born in Gympie, early January 1917.
     b. Charles Dermot KELLY, born at Stanthorpe, 2 May 1918; enlisted in the R.A.A.F., S.N. 404685; Pilot Officer, 105 Squadron; killed in action over Germany, 19 August 1942, and was buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Saltau, Lower Saxony; he was married in Canada, in 1941, to Anne Helen WAITE (daughter of Carl WAITE of Toronto and the late Mrs WAITE) [Sunday Mail, 19 October 1941]; his widow arrived in Brisbane on 22 October 1945, on the S.S Matsonia from San Francisco, "... accompanied by a child" and c/- Mrs A. NORTHIE, New Farm [Courier Mail, 20 October].
     c. Brian Arthur KELLY, born at Gympie, 6 October 1922; Draper's Assistant; enlisted in the R.A.A.F., S.N. 425314; Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner, 158 Squadron; killed in action over Germany, 1 September 1943, and was buried at Hanover War Cemetery.

7. Monica Evangeline (Angela) PIGOTT, born in Brisbane, 20 July 1891; as Angela Monica, she was enrolled to vote in the Electoral Division of East Toowoomba on 26 July 1913; in June 1920, as Angela PIGOTT, 26, born Australia, when she visited her sister, Mrs CRITCHLEY, c/- C.P.G.S., Vancouver (possibly in error for C.P.O.S?); as Miss Angela PIGOTT, living at Glendalough, Campbell Street, Toowoomba, February 1930, when her sister, Mrs T.A. CRITCHLEY visited, and planned returning to England via the East at the end of March, accompanied by Angela [Brisbane Courier, 26 February]; they sailed on the S.S. President Jackson, 27 May 1930, from Yokohama, Japan, bound for the U.S., and she was listed as Angela Monica PIGOTT, aged 34, Domestic Duties, born Galoway (sic), Ireland, the visa issued in Brisbane; she was at Aloha Court, Julius Street, New Farm, Brisbane Division, 1943, 1954 and 1963; she was at 193 Moray Street, New Farm, 1968; she died in Qld in 1980.
Angela was married in Toowoomba, on 14 April 1931, to Vivian Richard NORTHIE; he died in Brisbane on 4 February 1934, aged 40, the "... best known and most popular travelers in Queensland... for more than ten years respresenting the Aspro interests"and was buried at Toowong Cemetery; evidently no issue.

8. Gertrude Mary PIGOTT, born in Brisbane, 10 June 1896; she was married in Brisbane in 1921 to Lionel Leslie McSTAY, a Medical Practitioner; they had issue two sons - Robert James Lionel and John Michael McSTAY.